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    08-05-2011, 12:21 PM
Multi discipline?

Sorry I wasn't sure what to title this, but here we go! I've been working with my pony over jumps and he absolutely loves it. Every time he sees a jump he perks right up and does his best to show you what he can do. He tries his little heart out and loves to please. We do need to work on him picking up though over smaller jumps (He gets lazy with the smaller jumps and knocks them xP) So although he loves it there is some work and tuning needing done (We're also need to work on flying lead changes, he knows simple and the difference with each direction, we're just reaching a point though where he can start to learn to do this now. :) ). Now I've had some people up around the farm say we'd be a great team with barrel racing and should give it a shot (As I've got the time to put into him and we're already a good team in general). I'm all for it and I think he would love it. He's the type of pony once he figures out how to do something that's it he's going to do it and show you how it's done. He's also got some major kick to him (Got a good gear for speed going) so as far as the speed would be concerned it would be the last issue. I know he would catch on quick because I decided to teach him pole bending over a couple days (Although I only had pylons) and by the third day he'd be perked every time he saw them and once you'd let him go he'd whip through them no problem and have a blast doing it. So I guess my major question is what is your opinion on teaching a horse different disciplines? The idea of barrel racing seems like a blast, but I do love jumping way too much to give one up for the other. Should I focus on our jumping and work that way or work on the two for fun? Also, I wouldn't be dead serious (As in only competing in it or competing all the time) into the barrel racing, it would be enough to do some shows (couple fairs a season for the hoot and spend time with friends. I'm not in it for the ribbons. Shows are meant for the experience gained, not the ribbons.. Though no one said winning wasn't fun. XD Same with jumping, though I would take that more seriously as I would be competing more as a jumper once ready) and have some fun with it when a change of pace would be nice at home. Just in general opinions would be awesome. Thanks!
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    08-05-2011, 01:23 PM
I can't see a reason not to do both, especially if you aren't hardcore into showing/competition. The horse I recently bought is a jack of all trades, master of none ;) he does barrels and jumps and does low level dressage and has been roped off and... lots of stuff. None of it seems to have ruined him for other disciplines. Depending on the horse, it could help keep him from getting bored. Just make sure your cues are consistent and not confusing.
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    08-05-2011, 02:27 PM
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My old QH gelding has done it all, too...dressage, eventing, barrels to name a few. I say go for it.
    08-05-2011, 05:09 PM
Thank you guys~! I figure it should be a blast~ >w<

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